Bids again being sought for renovation of former Washington Hotel; prebid meeting Dec. 16

Washington Hotel July 5-2014PRINCESS ANNE — With only one contractor responding to a call for bids to transform the historic Washington Hotel into the Washington Inn & Tavern, the Town of Princess Anne which is overseeing the work along with the private investors of Innspiration LLC have separated the work and put the first phase out a new invitation to bid.

Sealed bids are now being received by Washington Inn LLC c/o: Town of Princess Anne, for the construction of Phase I structural renovations to the Washington Hotel. A brief history of its past shows the oldest section of the building dates to 1744, and by 1780 there was tavern on the property. This month, a period newspaper advertisement for the hotel from 1830 showed that it was named after George Washington, some 20 years earlier than previously noted.

Sealed bids will be received by the Town Manager until 2:00 p.m. on January 8, 2015 in the Town Manager’s Office located at 30489 Broad Street, Princess Anne, Md. 21853. Bids will be opened and read aloud.

Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and shall be marked clearly as follows: Sealed Bid – Bid Package No. 1 – Structural Renovations to the Washington Hotel. Requirements for a 5% Bid Bond, 100% Performance Bond, 100% Payment Bond, Maintenance Bond and Contractor’s Insurance are included in the Contract Documents.

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the Princess Anne Town Office, 30489 Broad Street, Princess Anne, Maryland on December 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Interested contractors may purchase the Contract Documents at DiCarlo Precision Instrument, 2006 Northwood Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.

Questions regarding interpretations of the Bid Documents are to be directed, in writing, to Scott G. Rogers, AIA, LEED AP at Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. E-mail address is

General Contractors will be required to provide with their bid references indicating experience working on National Register Listed Properties. Work consists of structural renovations, including floor joist/beam replacement.

This project will be subject to the most recent state of Davis-Bacon Wage Rates for building construction. The project is being funded by the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program and is subject to all applicable Equal Opportunity and Labor Standards Provisions, including the Davis-Bacon Act.

The right is reserved as the interest of the Washington Inn, LLC may appear, to reject any and all bids, to waive any informality or irregularity in bids received, and to accept or reject any items of any bid. The Washington Inn, LLC reserves the right to accept alternates, if applicable, in any order or combination.

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